After nearly 10 years since “Zombieland”, a sequel has been announced, reuniting original cast members Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Abigail Breslin. “Zombieland 2” will be released in October 2019, with Ruben Fleischer returning to direct the film.
Also returning are scriptwriters Paul Wernick, and Rhett Reese and producer Gavin Polone. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is set to begin production in January and will be released in October 2019, in time for the 10th anniversary of the original movie.
Plotwise, “Zombieland 2” will once again put the focus on comic mayhem, taking the quartet from the White House to the American heartland as they face off against new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. But, most of all, according to the studio, they have to face the growing pains of their snarky, makeshift family.
“This is one of those projects that fans have wanted to see happen for a long time — and no one wanted to see it happen more than Emma, Woody, Jesse and Abigail,” said Columbia Pictures president Sanford Panitch in a statement. “These are some of the most in-demand actors, and I think they are making this movie because they love these characters. We are thrilled Ruben was willing to come back to direct the sequel, as his work on “Venom” has been truly amazing.”